6.15.2011

summer bucket list - blogger link up!

to be honest, h and i wrote down our summer bucket list during a freezing weekend sometime in February. so yah. needless to say we've been dreaming about summer and sunshine for months :) here's my top 11 for summer 2011::





this past weekend we crossed off a few on the (extended) list. we visited Humboldt park, which absolutely surprised me - it's HUGE and just so pretty! too bad it's not v safe at night. we scoped out a few perfect spots for our engagement photos :) tomorrow night i am going to a movie in the park with friends (if it every stops raining!)

what's on your list? bloggers link up below :) 

xo, 
jillian




73 comments:

  1. a great list! i absolutely forgot about this (this week is horribly hectic). i even had all my links to pictures set up. oh well maybe next year...

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  2. love your list! we are doing the same thing. theres just so much to do in chicago in the summer!

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  3. Hahahaha - can I be there when you learn to ride your bike. again? Love the list and all the pretty colors!!

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  4. =( This seriously makes me miss Chicago!!!

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  5. What a fantastic list! We are planning tons of picnics and park movie nights this summer. Should be really fun! Have a great day, sunshine
    Kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting great summer GIVEAWAY later today! Don’t miss it:)

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  6. a list to be proud of dear! we should link up at the end of the summer and talk about what we did that was on the list and what surprised us!
    xo

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  7. Great list! There are things to do on my list that are in Chicago too ;) Linking up! :) XOXO

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  8. I wish I had gotten my act together to participate! This list is dreamy, I wish this Chicago weather would shape up!

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  9. Lovely list! I heart Chicago... Im wishing I could be there for the upcoming Taste...

    BTW, Im wishing I could take a Photoshop class from you! You are so good at it!

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  10. OMG so much fun stuff to look forward too! Makes me wish I lived in Chicago! :)

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  11. Sweetie, I forgot you're in Chicago! I'm there several times a year and LOVE this city!!

    Happy Wednesday Dear! xo

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  12. Such a great post...I love the color! I never knew there was a water fairy to Chinatown!

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  13. We have some of the same items on our lists! Love Ravinia...we are going twice and can't wait!

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  14. Oh my goodness. I need to learn how to ride a bike (again) too. Thank goodness I'm not the only one :)

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  15. Your list looks incredible! You're going to have one happening summer. I've always wanted to watch a movie in a park. I'm excited because this is the first summer where I'm in a place with so many things that can be done!

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  16. I'm such a sucker for a list! You're making me think I need to make ANOTHER one, you bad influence you.

    Also, this is such a pretty post, as usual. You have SUCH a great eye.


    A Foreign Land

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  17. You're going to have an awesome summer!! That movie in the park sounds so fun!

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  18. How fun! I don't have a summer bucket list really, but I do have a 101 Things list that I plan to accomplish at least 10 or so of the items this summer :)

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  19. Love your summer bucket list. I wanted to do a post but just ran out of time. BOO!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
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  20. This is the perfect bucket list! I am beyond smitten.

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  21. Great bucket list. I'm a huge fan of farmer's market and flea markets. I too will be learning to ride a bike again!

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  22. A Chicago summer is beyond fabulous and your list is perfection!!

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  23. haha you'll be riding a bike in no time :-) what a fun summer you have ahead of you!

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  24. Your list sounds absolutely perfect for summer...outdoor concerts, riding bikes, the beach...I love it! Thanks so much for hosting this, I just my list up!

    xoxoxo,
    Joelle

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  25. I love that you have a summer bucket list. I Have kind of a "goal list" but the bucket list looks like so much more fun!

    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  26. Jillian, your list is adorable. And I just may need to copy it because the ideas are so perfect--I have never thought about the water taxi to Chinatown! I have never even been to Chinatown except to run through during the marathon and I suspect visiting for leisure would be much more enjoyable :)

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  27. I want to do Fork and the Road. Have you heard of it? You bike and eat. There are several different food themed rides through Chicago.

    http://forkandtheroad.squarespace.com/2011tours/

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  28. I've never heard of taking a water taxi to China Town! That's definitley going on my list. Along with more movies in the park, more farmer's markets and trying to get over to Food Truck Tuesdays this month.

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  29. Taking a water taxi to china town sounds awesome!! and I had no idea Chicago had a beach! Very cool!

    Great List, Jil! ;)

    Thanks again for rounding us all up to take part in this!! We're all inspired for sure to get rolling with our lists thanks to you!

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  30. Love all the outdoor activities! That's what the summertime is all about! :)

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  31. this is the perfect summer bucket list.

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  32. Great summer bucket list. Wish I had remembered. This week has been nuts. :(
    xo
    Alexa

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  33. i love this list, great inspiration!

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  34. What an amazing list...as always you rock!!

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  35. i really should make a bucket list.

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  36. I'm a little late to the blogger game today but I linked up - it was kind of hard for me to write this post. It was kind of emotional! But I enjoyed it nonetheless. Thanks for putting this all together!

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  37. Thanks so much for this opportunity! I had such a blast putting together my own list!
    Good luck with crossing the items out!

    xx Ivana
    http://styleinthecityen.blogspot.com

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  38. What a great idea!
    I also am looking forward to seeing your engagement photos and the outfits you will choose :) I hope you found some beautiful spots!

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  39. Awesome list! You're like the 3rd blogger I have found with a summer bucket list. Looks like I better jump on the bandwagon right about now.

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  40. What a great list! This was such a good idea, I'm going to be trying a few things on your list!

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  41. i think we're going to the man u/fire game at soldier field in july!

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  42. I absolutely love this link up! Thanks for hosting it :)

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  43. Found your blog through Gloria's little white whale blog!

    i love your idea of a summer bucket list! summer is one of those seasons that just comes and goes in a flash, so if you don't consciously think about the things you want to do it'll be gone in no time!

    farmer's markets, flea markets, the beach, baseball/soccer games, and outdoor concerts sounds like an awesome summer!

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  44. Love this idea and your blog, which I just found via Long Distance Loving. I recently did a 25 before 25 list and my b-day's in October, so it basically is a summer list. Can't wait to read more!

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  45. ahhh...flea & farmer's markets are just the best!!! i have never been to china town in chicago...how is it??? sounds fun via the water taxi :) it looks like you are set to have a very good summer! {fingers crossed on the rain thing...we are dealing with it here, too} xoxoxo brynn

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  46. Hi Jillian! I just discovered your blog today via Long Distance Loving and IMMEDIATELY added you to my RSS! You have such delightful taste, and I can't wait to see what all I find here.

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  47. thanks for having us! this was a super fun idea and a great way to see new blogs!

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  48. loving your list! thanks for this great idea!

    xo

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  49. this is awesome. awesome. awesome. i'm inspired to work on mine now!

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  50. LOVE your list sweetie! Can't wait to read everyone else's!

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  51. oh what a great idea! I seriously need to learn how to ride a bike again. I tried in Italy and I got the ugliest bruises after I fell off it a couple times. I have TERRIBLE balance..obviously haha

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  52. What a wonderful way to spend the summer! On mine-celebrate a first anniversary, take a trip, do plenty of yoga and found a book club!

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  53. Hey there -- sooo glad I found your blog! I'm a new follower! xoxo

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  54. im totally with you on the farmers markets and movies in the park! wish summer was LONGER!

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  55. concerts in the park? bike riding? beaching? sounds like my kind of summer! :)
    xo::Lauren @ tickled.

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  56. I went to an outside concert in the park tonight and had a picnic!

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  57. such a fun idea! thanks for hosting, jillian!

    xoxo

    lamb

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  58. Great list! I'll be enjoying my first concert at Ravinia this summer. And thanks for swinging by and leaving all of the lovely comments.

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  59. That is such a fantastic list. I wish it were summer here so I could write my own :)

    But sounds like it should be a fabulous summer for you. x

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  60. 1) i love how cute this is! how did you do it?
    2) movies in the park sound like so much fun--and very romantic.
    3) our community has tons of flea markets, but i've never checked them out, maybe i should add that to my list.

    loved this idea; thanks for starting it!

    http://laughthroughmotherhood.blogspot.com

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  61. I share many of your bucket list items! I recently visited a few flea markets so that's off my list!

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  62. this is such a beautiful looking post!! great job on the design :)

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  63. This is the best idea - so sad it closed!!! I love your bucket list though! It makes me want to visit Chicago again so badly!
    Star Hughes Living

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  64. I am absolutely loving your summer bucket list! You have an amazing blog and I am your newest follower!

    xo

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  65. Thanks again for organizing this link up! All the bucket lists are so much fun.... and so unique too. Glad to see you have so many great things planned for your summer. Let the season begin!

    -xx Noe ADELLA AVENUE List #47

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  66. nothing better than chicago in the summer. i will be posting weekly pics from the Green City Market...my favorite summer chicago outing! xo

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  67. Ah, wish I hadn't missed this! I was in Chicago last August and did several of the things on your list. Had such a blast!

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  68. chicago is such a wonderful place. i love every weekend i get to spend in they city.

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  69. your list sounds perfect! i heart chi town! so sad i missed the link up last week, but i'll make up for it this week! xoxo

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  70. I love the design of your bucket list! How did you make it?

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  71. I am jealous of everyone living in Chicago. I wanna go to a Cubs game! And now I will stop stalking your blog for the day! :]

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  72. SOOO AWESOME! Just found you through a guest post but I'm also a Chicagoland native and loveeee finding this kind of stuff! Yay for Chicagoland bloggers!

    -Carly
    www.createliveblog.com

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo

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